Establishment Combe Pafford School

URN: 139540

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Single-academy trust: COMBE PAFFORD SCHOOL

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Steps Lane, Watcombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 8NL
Local authority
Torbay (880)
Headteacher / Principal
Mike Lock
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 139540, DfE number: 880/7041
UKPRN: 10041043
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 18 October 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2013
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
5 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Jane Hallwood Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2021 4 July 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Anne Thorne Appointed by GB/board 16 December 2019 15 December 2023
Caroline Milner Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2019 29 September 2023
Paul Garside Appointed by GB/board 18 March 2019 17 March 2023
Richard Connolly Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2018 15 October 2022
Jonathan Haines Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2017 5 December 2021


Name Appointed by From
Elizabeth Moon Appointed by GB/board 15 March 2021
Lorna Cooper Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017
Martin Avery Appointed by GB/board 14 December 2015

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Mike Lock 1 April 2013 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jane Clements 1 April 2013 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Stott Trustee Appointed by GB/board 8 October 2016 8 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Barton with Watcombe
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Torbay 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Torbay 001E

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